The '''Art Institute of Chicago''', founded in 1879 and located in Chicago
's Grant Park (Chicago)|Grant Park
, is one of the oldest and list of largest art museums|largest
art museums in the United States. Recognized for its curatorial efforts and popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million guests annually.
[[http://www.museus.gov.br/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/TheArtNewspaper2013_ranking.pdf Visitor Figures 2013: Museum and exhibition attendance numbers compiled and analysed], ''The Art Newspaper'', International Edition, April 2014.]
Its collection—stewarded by 11 curatorial departments—is encyclopedic, and includes iconic works such as Georges Seurat
's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte|''A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884''
, Pablo Picasso
's ''The Old Guitarist
'', Edward Hopper
'', and Grant Wood